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New information has been revealed about the new series of the popular anime Pocket Monsters (airs on the TV Tokyo Network every Friday at 6:55pm, officially abbreviated "Anipoke"), which will be broadcast starting April 14th, 2023. It features two new characters: Friede, the "Battling Pokémon Professor" who's good at Pokémon battles as well, and his partner Captain Pikachu.

Dual protagonists Liko and Roy end up meeting Pokémon Professor Friede, who dresses himself stylishly in goggles and a flight jacket. "Captain Pikachu", whose imposing facial expression and hat make for an impressive sight, will appear as his partner. Pictures where you can see various expressions of Friede and Captain Pikachu has been revealed as well.

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In addition, the TV anime Pocket Monsters Mezase Pokémon Master, which airs Fridays at 6:55 p.m. on TV Tokyo, has released episode titles and summaries for episodes 8, 9, 10, and 11, which will start airing from Friday, March 3rd, 2023.


What Juppeta Is Looking For!
Satoshi, Pikachu and the others have come to a town where strange phenomena have allegedly been occurring in various houses. In order to solve the mystery, the group searches one of the affected houses themselves, where they spot a Juppeta...! The Juppeta has been taking all kinds of objects from the houses it's broken into. What could its goal be?!


The Rocket Gang's Counterattack!
Delibird has come to Musashi, Kojiro, Nyarth and Sonansu from the Rocket Gang HQ to deliver the Pokémon the Rocket Gang got in all kinds of regions! Overjoyed at seeing their old companions again, they launch a plan for getting Pikachu that puts absolutely everything they have on the line.


Satoshi and Latios!
Latias once again appears before Satoshi and Pikachu, using its "Dream Projection" to show them Latios being attacked by Pokémon Hunters! In order to save Latios, Satoshi and Pikachu head out with Latias. Will they be able to rescue Latios?


The Rainbow and the Pokémon Master!
When Satoshi and Pikachu return to Masara Town and reunite with Shigeru, he asks Satoshi the following question: "How close to becoming a Pokémon Master are you, now that you've become a Champion?" Becoming a Pokémon Master has been the dream Satoshi has been gunning for ever since he first set off on his journey with Pikachu. Will Satoshi be able to find the answer to this question?!

English Press Release:

Introducing Friede and His Partner, Captain Pikachu, from Next Animated Pokémon Adventure

Bellevue, Wash. — Feb. 24, 2023 — Today, The Pokémon Company group unveiled a new character named Friede and his partner Pokémon, Captain Pikachu, who will star in the recently revealed Pokémon animated series debuting around the world beginning in 2023.

Friede, a Pokémon Professor, and Captain Pikachu will assist and battle alongside the new series’ dual protagonists — Liko from the Paldea region and Roy from the Kanto region in the U.S. version of the show — on thrilling adventures across the Pokémon world while unraveling the mysteries of Liko’s pendant and Roy’s Poké Ball.

“As the Pokémon world expands and evolves, fans will be able to embark on a new journey of action, adventure and friendship through the eyes of unique characters like Friede and Captain Pikachu when the next animated series begins premiering later this year,” said Taito Okiura, vice president of marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “For 27 years, Pikachu has been synonymous with the Pokémon franchise, and we look forward to seeing this beloved Pokémon continue to have a significant presence in the animated series and remain an icon for the brand.”

More details regarding the upcoming Pokémon animated series will be announced in the future. In the meantime, fans can watch a new batch of episodes from “Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series” that premiered today exclusively on Netflix in the U.S. and feature some of the final moments of Ash and his Pikachu’s journey. The latest “Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series” trailer can be found on the official Pokémon YouTube channel.

Japanese Press Release:


リコとロイが出会うのは、ゴーグルとフライトジャケットを着こなすポケモン博士のフリード。そして凛々しい表情と帽子が印象的な“キャプテンピカチュウ”が彼の相棒として登場することが明らかになりました。さらに、フリードとキャプテンピカチュウの様々な表情が描かれたイラストも初公開! 新シリーズのさらなる情報は今後のテレビアニメ「ポケットモンスター」で発表しますので、是非ご注目ください!

さらに、テレビ東京系にて毎週金曜よる6時55分から放送中のテレビアニメ「ポケットモンスター めざせポケモンマスター」は、3月3日(金)から放送する、第8話、第9話、第10話、第11話のサブタイトルと場面カットを公開しました!





サトシとピカチュウの物語の最終章を描いた「ポケットモンスター めざせポケモンマスター」も残り4話! 是非この機会に紹介のご検討を頂けますよう、お願い申し上げます。

Source: https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000841.000002610.html
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